Tuesday, January 19, 2010

JSU all over the map

Can’t anybody get the name of this school right?

At least two internet sites misidentified Jacksonville State in stories that appeared on the Web Monday/Tuesday.

The Bleacher Report was talking about the Minnesota Twins’ top prospects for the 2010 season and talked about former JSU pitcher Ben Tootle of Oxford. It said, “In his three years at Jacksonville State University (the college in Ohio not Florida), Tootle appeared in 44 games posting a 19-8 record and 4.82 ERA.”

Wrong. Is there even a Jacksonville State University in Ohio?

And then there was this offering from the Storming the Floor website talking about some of the top statistical performances of the night. It listed the five-steal effort by Whitworth “Junior” Treasure of Texas Southern @ Jacksonville State.

Wrong again. Undoubtedly, it meant Jackson State.

Sounds like the JSU marketing people have some work to do if they want to get their name used properly.

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